Infrared beam smoke detector manufacturer Fire Fighting Enterprises (FFE) has taken over optical flame detector producer Talentum, bringing two of the UK’s leading specialist fire protection businesses together to combine their outstanding strengths in technical innovation, manufacturing quality and operational success.
Fire Fighting Enterprises’ parent company, Halma plc, purchased Talentum on 11th April 2013. Business at the Oldham-based company is continuing without interruption; the existing management will remain in place and work with the board of FFE to ensure a smooth merger, with the respected Talentum brand of optical flame detectors joining FFE’s established product offering of Fireray infrared beam smoke detectors.
Ian Steel, Managing Director of Fire Fighting Enterprises, said:
"I’m delighted with this development, and really see this as an investment in an excellent technology and business. We are really looking forward to bringing the best out of both companies – many customers will be buying from both of us already, and we hope to use our global sales channels to bring these excellent products to wider markets."
Optical flame detectors are often used in sensitive or dangerous environments to detect fires even before there is any smoke produced, or where smokeless fires may occur. Infrared beam smoke detectors are designed to protect large indoor spaces, with each detector able to detect smoke over huge areas compared to other methods. Both detection methods share many common applications, particularly suiting the protection of environments handling flammable materials, alcohol, chemicals or fuel – such as warehouses, distilleries and aircraft hangars.